Friday, 18 December 2015
The top baby names in Scotland 2015
Which names are on the up, and which boys name is top of the charts for the eighth year running?
If you're thinking about naming your little one Leo, Brodie, Georgie, Rosie or Harrison - or have already - they'll be in good company up north. Leo leapt 11 spots up the leaderboard to take 13th place, while Jacob climbed up 9 spots to just squeeze into the top 10 baby names in Scotland this year.
Emily, Sophie, Olivia and Isla were the most popular names for girls in that order - again. And Jack and Emily are the most popular baby names in Scotland, nabbing the no.1 spot once again.
We wonder if there was anything in the Star Wars re-boot to explain the rise in Harrisons, Lukes and Leias?
Scotland's most popular baby names 2015:
Meaning: Industrious, or rival
Variant of medieval given names Avis and Aveline
Meaning: Light, or illumination
Like the flower
Meaning: God has been gracious, or shown favour
Meaning: The olive tree. The biblical olive tree symbolizes fruitfulness and beauty and dignity. Extending an olive branch signifies an offer of peace.
Meaning: To defend
Variant of Charles
Meaning: Finnian's servant
A form of Luke, meaning: light, or illumination
Meaning: Son of Harry
Meaning: God is my judge
Meaning: Fair hero